250.475.2287

Spay and Neutering Services for Cats

More isn’t always merrier. This is certainly true for the growing issue of overpopulation – a burden for animal shelters and rescue groups not only in our community but all over the world. Getting your cat spayed or neutered is a direct way to help with this problem. Together, we can prevent beautiful creatures from ending up on the streets. Give us a call at 250.475.2287 for more details about our spaying and neutering services for cats.

What is the best age to spay or neuter a kitten?

Ideally, kittens should be spayed/neutered before they reach 5-months-old. The procedures can be safely performed as early as 6-weeks-old, depending on the patient.

How do female cats change after being spayed?

A common misconception is that cats will gain weight and become lazy after being spayed. This is simply untrue. Once their initial fatigue and decreased appetite from the surgery wears off, they will go back to being their normal selves. Spaying your cat has many positive health effects including longer life expectancy, eliminated risk of ovarian and uterine cancer, as well as reduced risk of infections and mammary cancer. Spayed cats will also no longer roam or perform cat calls to seek male partners, and are less likely to develop aggressive behaviours.

How do male cats change after being neutered?

Neutered cats, like their female counterparts, will benefit from increased life expectancy and an eliminated or reduced risk for various illnesses. Removing their reproductive organs also causes their testosterone levels to decrease. This means they will have lower chances of displaying aggressive actions like roaming, spraying and fighting now and well into their adult years.

What can I expect after my cat is spayed/neutered?

In the immediate hours and days after your cat’s surgery, expect them to have lower energy levels and appetite. It’s important to follow all of the post-op instructions provided by the vet. For example, they should not bathe or be submerged in water for about 2 weeks after their operation. It is also best not to lift your cat or pick them up in the days after their surgery. We will make sure to explain all of these and more during your consultation. Remember, every pet is different and will require their own unique set of considerations.

Last Updated: August 20, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • For your safety, and the safety of our staff and community, clients will not be allowed to enter the building. Upon arrival, please call us from your vehicle for further instructions.
  • Place your cat (in carrier) on the wicker table by the front door. Step back 6-feet to the designated yellow line or yellow boxes. A team member will retrieve your cat and obtain information from you. Please wear a mask at all times when engaging with our team members.
  • One of our veterinarians will examine your cat either over the phone in the exam room with large window for your viewing or as a drop off. Questions and concerns will be addressed over the phone and treatment plan arranged.
  • Continue the use of credit cards and e-transfers as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • If you are ill and/or showing symptoms: fever, dry cough, respiratory issues, chest pain or traveled in the last 2 weeks, please call us to reschedule your appointment OR have a friend or family member (not residing in your house) bring your cat in.

    3. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:30am - 6:00pm
    Tuesday: 7:30am - 7:00pm
    Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    NEW PET OWNERS

    Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Pacific Cat Clinic